During his first speech before the Cuban Parliament in four years, Fidel Castro warns of nuclear war, climate change, and the evils of American imperialism. All that in a ten minute speech. Castro, well known for delivering speeches that drag on for hours, avoided topics that actually affect Cuban citizens, like economic reforms.
After struggling with various illnesses for several years, Fidel Castro is back in the public eye. His speech on Saturday marks the first such event since turning the reigns of power over to his brother Raul. Fidel, who will turn 84 on Friday, August 13th, still hasn’t lost his touch on bashing America and capitalism.
“If there is a war, the current social order will disappear abruptly and the price will be immensely higher,” says Fidel Castro speaking on the possibility of a nuclear war between the U.S. and Iran. On global warming, Castro is a believer and said “The planet’s population could be regulated. Renewable resources can be preserved. Climate change can be prevented.”
We all know how Castro would regulate the population, mass executions. Resources would be rationed by the State. So despite his age and illnesses, Fidel Castro is still a Marxist and the darling of the Progressive Movement in America.
Liberal-Socialists, ranging from Hollywood kooks like Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Danny Glover, and those American politicians like Maxine Waters, Shelia Jackson Lee and Barbara Lee must all be dancing in the streets that Castro is back. Still spewing the same old nonsense.
Meanwhile, life for the average Cuban remains pathetic. Three-quarters of those employed work for the government. The anemic economy suffers as rolling blackouts plague the country due to decrepit electrical power grid. Rationing of food and other essentials is still the norm, especially beef products. A Cuban can serve more time in prison for killing a cow than a human. Even just eating black-market beef can get you a year in prison.
But the Progressives and their ilk point to Cuba as the shining example of the ideal society. One has to wonder how many would enjoy earning $17 a month which is the average wage in Castro’s paradise. Even doctors barely earn $30 a month. Last year, Raul Castro increased monthly pensions to retirees $2 to $9.50 a month, in gratitude to their commitment to Socialism.
So Fidel Castro is back with nuclear war warnings and advice on stopping climate change. How about talking about what Cuban citizens want to here? Like having a hamburger more than once a year and not worry about being tossed in prison for a good meal?